Higher Education

Advocacy: creating an impact report

Find out how Brunel University London Archives rebranded their annual report as an impact report and shared it to advocate for the collection.

Advocacy: cultivating alliances

Find out how an archive team worked collaboratively and increased their visibility to advocate for their service.

Advocacy: forming an advisory board

Find out how University of the Arts London formed an advisory board to oversee the care, development and use of the university’s archives, museum and special collections.

Advocacy: getting buy-in from management

Find out how University of Salford Archives and Special Collections ran a workshop with the Library Leadership Team to create a vision for the archive that would help raise its profile within the wider university.

Advocacy: raising awareness at inductions

Find out how a service used their records to deliver an online talk about the organisation's history at the corporate induction to advocate for their collections.

Breaking down barriers and engaging new audiences

'Passions of Youth' was a community engagement project in Manchester and Salford enabling working-class young men to discover the history and heritage of their leisure pursuit through archival research, story-telling, drama and film-making.

Advocacy: seizing the moment

Find out how the University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections seized the opportunity to run a session on the collections at the University Executive Board away day to advocate for the service.

Collaborating to deliver an ambitious outreach project

UCL and Hackney Museum and Archives worked together on 'The Legacies of British Slave-ownership' project, delivering an exhibition, adult learner events, and a schools programme.

Collaborating to contribute to academic studies

This collaboration between KCL, UCL, Kingston University, University of Derby and The Postal Museum used archival evidence gathered from post office pension records to better understand ill health in the nineteenth century.

Profile-raising through innovative uses of technology

The University of Nottingham's Manuscripts and Special Collections developed an iBook entitled 'Parchment, Paper and Pixels' to raise the profile of the collections across the university and beyond.

Capturing archival impacts for the Research Excellence Framework

The North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University recreated screenings of messages sent home from Second World War servicemen in order to reconnect families with their relatives.